Transportation

Sprawl

Read a prophetic Ray Bradbury story about car culture

Indelibly important science fiction author and giant of my childhood Ray Bradbury, who died last night, would probably never have described himself as writing about environmentalism — “A lot of lousy novels come from people who want to do good,” …

Video

Flash mob proves conclusively that cars are the most annoying ever

Flash mob factory Improv Everywhere stages weird, transcendent little moments of cooperation, synchronicity, and pantslessness (they’re the ones behind the No-Pants Subway Ride). But their latest effort, the Car Alarm Symphony, doesn’t do much besides prove that parking lots, already …

Transportation

The best subway map tattoos

There are people who like public transportation, and then there are people who want to rub public transportation all over their body parts — or at least get it permanently inked on them. Here are some of our favorite transit-map …

Cities

Ithaca mayor turns his personal parking space into a mini-park

The 25-year-old mayor gave up his car to join the 15 percent of his city's residents who walk to work.

Food

Soda-ad fight bubbles up on NYC transit

The New York City Beverage Association is buying ads on hundreds of subway cars and buses, hitting back against the city's anti-soda campaign.

Transportation

Butt-driven scooters are like Segways, but lazier

The Segway wasn’t always just the transportation of choice for out-of-shape mall cops and tourists who can’t be bothered to walk from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. When it was introduced, the idea was that it would render cars …

Business & Technology

My quest for a family car has ended, and the winner is …

We're sick of our minivan and want something smaller and more fuel-efficient that will fit our whole family (and dog) for our daily city commute. After getting some great advice from Grist readers, we've made our choice.

Transportation

Classical music flash mob turns subway car into symphony orchestra

The Copenhagen Philharmonic really knows how to make a subway commute more beautiful. Musicians took over a train car during what looks like the morning rush hour, and gave riders a surprise performance of “Morning Mood” from the Peer Gynt …

Transportation

President Bartlet wants you to go for a walk

If you worked in President Bartlet’s White House, you would not have to worry about dying an early death from sitting all day, because the West Wing staffers are always walking! And talking! And walk-and-talking! About things like how no …